The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 111 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Permanent jobs citing Lync 28 31 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.25% 1.48% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.71% 7.95% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 29 17
Average salary £48,750 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Lync
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
417 390 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.59% 18.65% 19.04%
Number of salaries quoted 361 352 264
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Lync
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region.

Lync Salary Trend in Birmingham

Lync
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Lync.

1 53 (91.38%) Microsoft
2 45 (77.59%) Active Directory
3 36 (62.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (60.34%) Windows
5 34 (58.62%) MS Exchange
6 31 (53.45%) Hyper-V
7 30 (51.72%) MCSE
8 29 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (44.83%) Office 365
10 24 (41.38%) VMware
10 24 (41.38%) MCITP
11 23 (39.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (36.21%) Unified Communications
13 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (34.48%) MCTS
14 14 (24.14%) Citrix
15 13 (22.41%) SAN
15 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
16 12 (20.69%) MCSA
17 11 (18.97%) MS Office
17 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2003
17 11 (18.97%) Degree
18 10 (17.24%) Project Management
18 10 (17.24%) Migration
19 9 (15.52%) Technical Analysis
20 8 (13.79%) CCEE
20 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
20 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
20 8 (13.79%) XenDesktop

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Lync. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (58.62%) MS Exchange
2 29 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (39.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
5 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (12.07%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (44.83%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.21%) Unified Communications
2 13 (22.41%) SAN
3 7 (12.07%) NAS
4 4 (6.90%) Wireless
4 4 (6.90%) IP Telephony
4 4 (6.90%) PBX
5 1 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (58.62%) Consultant
2 19 (32.76%) Microsoft Consultant
3 11 (18.97%) Architect
4 9 (15.52%) Technical Consultant
5 8 (13.79%) Exchange Consultant
6 6 (10.34%) Messaging Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Specialist
8 4 (6.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Solutions Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Messaging Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Messaging Architect
10 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
1 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
1 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Project Management
1 10 (17.24%) Migration
2 9 (15.52%) Technical Analysis
3 7 (12.07%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (8.62%) Use Case
5 3 (5.17%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL
6 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.72%) Email Management
7 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.72%) Coaching
7 1 (1.72%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.72%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (62.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (51.72%) MCSE
3 24 (41.38%) MCITP
4 20 (34.48%) MCTS
5 12 (20.69%) MCSA
6 11 (18.97%) Degree
7 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 8 (13.79%) CCEE
7 8 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (13.79%) CCA
7 8 (13.79%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.17%) CCNP
10 1 (1.72%) CCNA
10 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 45 (77.59%) Active Directory
2 31 (53.45%) Hyper-V
3 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.79%) XenDesktop
5 5 (8.62%) vSphere
6 4 (6.90%) XenApp
6 4 (6.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) SCOM
2 4 (6.90%) SCVMM
2 4 (6.90%) SCDPM
2 4 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 53 (91.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (41.38%) VMware
3 14 (24.14%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) NetApp
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco
5 4 (6.90%) Open-E
6 3 (5.17%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) Mitel
8 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum - Plus bonus and car
Posted: 2 days ago